Whenever receiving reflexology you should always drink plenty of water after the treatment. Drinking more than usual for at least 24 hours following any type of reflexology treatment.

The moment reflexology starts, your body begins to work twice as hard to get rid of waste from cells, organs, blood and every other part of the body.Water is the vehicle waste uses to exit the body. Without H2O you can experience flu like symptoms, headaches and severe tiredness for 24 hours.

Contraindications of Reflexology

When the reflexology  can’t be applied?


As in any highly effective therapy, there are contraindications to reflexology. In this case we have to distinguish between the absolute, understanding why you should not under any circumstances perform the therapy, and the relative in which, depending on the level of illness can be treated or not patient.

Absolute contraindications (You can’T do foot reflexology)

- Acute inflammation of the circulatory or lymphatic system (for risk of triggering a thrombus)

- Ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris, thrombosis, myocardial infarction, etc.)

- Acute rheumatic fever

- Diseases of the veins (phlebitis, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, renal vein thrombosis)

- Diseases of the vessels and lymph nodes (lymphomas, infections, etc.)

- General Acute

- Aneurysms (for the risk involved the heart work at a more forced)

- Pregnancies at risk of abortion

- Persons with foreign bodies lodged near vital organs.

- Injuries to the foot of such wounds, fractures, strains, sprains or other problems that make it hard to work directly on it.

Relative contraindications (you can use these techniques in some cases and not in others)

- Sudeck disease (a type of dystrophy, if not painful it can work).

- Gangrene (if medically controlled, it can work).- Infectious diseases of the skin (depending on its evolution and sensitivity can work with gloves).

- Sick of psychosis (you can work when accompanied be a family member, it can not predict their reactions).

- In pregnant women avoid the genital area and started from the third month.

Reflexology for babies and children

reflexolog_beb_Through child reflexology, can prevent disease and complement medical treatments, giving surprising results.

This technique, adapted especially applies delicate movements on certain areas of the baby’s foot. Early demonstrations showed positive effects on children suffering from asthma. Currently this method is used, for example, the benefit of the following:

  • Improves mood
  • Facilitates sleep
  • Stimulates the immune system

In addition, the child reflexology is useful to strengthen the bond between parents and children, as many times what the baby needs is that dad or mom and contain cuddled in his arms.

However, it is an ally reflexology when relieving the following processes:

  • Colic 
  • Gases 
  • Tooth eruption 
  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Ear infection 
  • Allergies

In any of these cases, reflexology can be a perfect partner for parents because, although there are clear about what the baby needs, the feeling of being touched is sufficient, as the hands of their parents on the feet are transformed into a balm for him.


Here you can see some examples about how to do reflexology with Babies and children: